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Laura Sanchez

Postsecondary Coach
Email: lsanchez@kauffmanscholars.org
Phone: 816-932-1271
Mobile: 816-797-9759

Ms. Sanchez's Territory of Scholar Coaching

Baylor University

Bentley University

Boston University

Clark Atlanta University

College of Saint Benedict

Creighton University

Donnelly College

Emporia State University

Fisk University

Georgia Institute of Tech

Georgia State University

Grambling University

Harvard University

Howard University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Iowa State University

Johnson County CC

Kansas City Kansas CC

Loyola University (IL)

Mass. Institute of Technology

MCC Penn Valley

Neosho County CC

New York University

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma State University

Ponoma College (CA)

Prairie View A&M

Purdue University

Southwestern Christian College

Southwest Baptist University

Spelman University

St Edwards University (TX)

Stanford University

State Fair CC

Temple University

Texas Southern University

The Ohio State University

University of Arkansas

University of California -SC

University of California-SB

University of Denver

University of Houston

University of Iowa

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Rochester (NY)

University of Southern California

University of Tampa

University of Washington

Virginia State University

Xavier University (LA)

Ms. Sanchez's Bio

Laura Sanchez began her professional experience with the VISTA program in Kansas City, MO in 1996 with Bridging the Gap, Inc. After serving two years in the VISTA program, she worked at James Elementary School, in partnership with the Local Investment Commission (LINC), training parents to be community advocates. She then continued her community advocacy focus with parents in the Head Start Program, where she worked with families across 3 countries. In 2003, Laura returned to New York to obtain her Masters degree in Social Work from the Hunter college School of Social Work. While in New York, she provided individual and group counseling for adolescents from a variety of backgrounds (homeless, LGBTQ, and other "at risk" youth) through Henry Street Settlement and Green Chimneys. She also worked with Cypress Hills, LDC, where she managed a high school-based, multi-grant funded, program in Brooklyn, NY. The program provided a blend of academic and therapeutic activities focused on drop-out prevention and college and career preparation. When Laura returned to Kansas City in 2008, she continued her work with college preparation and retention in urban communities through Kauffman Scholars, Inc.